Friday, June 10 2022

NASHVILLE — The Search Advisory Committee leading the Tennessee Board of Regents’ search for the next president of Northeast State Community College has been named and will meet for its orientation session and virtual public forum on Wednesday, April 27.

Board of Regents member Miles Burdine will chair the 17-member committee. Other members are board members Emily J. Reynolds and Danni B. Varlan, representatives of college faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and business and community representatives from the northeast Tennessee.

The committee will meet via teleconference for an orientation session for its members and a public forum on Wednesday, April 27. The forum, which provides the public and the campus community with an overview of the research process, is scheduled for 10 a.m. on a Zoom link: Anyone needing help can contact Stephanie Barham, Northeast State Chief of Staff, at [email protected] or (423) 279-7633, or Eric Morritt, Deputy Director, Media and Theater Services, at [email protected] or 423-354-5173.

The committee will review nominations and candidates for the next president and recommend finalists. Finalists will be announced and introduced to the community at campus meetings and public forums. Thereafter, TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings will conduct final interviews and review feedback from the campus community and the public to select a candidate to recommend to the Board of Trustees, who will nominate the President.

Dr. Bethany Bullock resigned as Northeast president in March, and Tydings named Dr. Connie Marshall, the college’s vice president for academic affairs, as interim president.

The board approved the criteria for the next president at its last quarterly board meeting on March 31. The council invites applications and nominations for the position by June 3, 2022. Full details – including presidential criteria, how to apply and submit nominations, and information about the college – are posted on the website of TBR at

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